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Bronze age military equipment

Author: Dan Howard, (Archaeologist)
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dan Howard examines the tools of war emplyed in civilization's earliest conflicts. From the introduction of massed infantry by the Sumerians (circa 26th century BC) through to the collapse of the chariot civilizations (circa 12th century BC), the Bronze Age is a crucial period of military development. Focussing on the cultures of the Aegean and the Near and Middle East (though with some reference to India and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Howard, (Archaeologist)
ISBN: 9781848842939 1848842937
OCLC Number: 751739059
Description: xii, 169 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Bronze age warfare --
Weapons --
Chariots --
Armour --
Shields.
Responsibility: Dan Howard.

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"Dan Howard examines the tools of war emplyed in civilization's earliest conflicts. From the introduction of massed infantry by the Sumerians (circa 26th century BC) through to the collapse of the chariot civilizations (circa 12th century BC), the Bronze Age is a crucial period of military development. Focussing on the cultures of the Aegean and the Near and Middle East (though with some reference to India and China), weapons, armour and chariots are described in detail. The author explains their construction and tactical use, as revealed by the latest research and archaeology as well as practical experimentation with the making and use of accurate replicas. ..."--Book jacket.

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